Greenville Stroke Malpractice Attorney
You may have suffered serious injury and losses if you or your loved one had a misdiagnosed stroke. At Parham Smith & Archenhold LLC, our Greenville stroke malpractice attorneys have helped many injured parties obtain fair compensation after being injured by a doctor’s or medical facility’s negligence.
Learn more about stroke malpractice cases in this article, then contact one of our medical malpractice attorneys for a free consultation. Our law firm has dedicated substantial resources to medical malpractice law, and we may help you get the compensation you deserve.
Medical malpractice does not usually cause a stroke. However, medical malpractice can be involved because the patient does not receive timely care for stroke symptoms. Your doctor has a duty of care to know when someone shows stroke signs. If the doctor does not see the signs or misdiagnoses you, there is the potential for you to have a serious stroke that could have been prevented with the correct care.
Some of the most common symptoms of a stroke are:
- Trouble speaking and understanding others
- Paralysis in the arms, legs, or face
- Difficulty seeing out of one or both eyes
- Difficulty walking
Also, your doctor should know common stroke risk factors, such as inactivity, obesity, alcohol abuse, smoking, and illegal drug use. Medical risk factors of stroke they should watch for are:
- High blood pressure above 120/80
- High cholesterol
- Sleep apnea
- Cardiovascular disease
- Family history of strokes
There are many reasons a medical professional could misdiagnose or delay a stroke diagnosis:
- Anesthesia mistakes, such as not monitoring blood pressure or cardiac function during surgery, leading to a stroke.
- Nursing errors in recognizing or responding to stroke symptoms, such as facial droop or one-side weakness.
- Medication mistakes, such as not administering anti-clot drugs quickly to prevent brain damage from stroke.
- Doctors not taking into account a family history of stroke, possibly not diagnosing the patient because they are too young.
There is no excuse for a medical professional missing the signs of a stroke. They are responsible for looking for signs of stroke and other serious medical problems. If they do not and someone is seriously injured or dies from a stroke, they could be held responsible in a medical malpractice lawsuit.
Did you or a loved one have a stroke, and the condition was misdiagnosed or missed entirely? The doctor or medical facility involved in your case had a duty of care to recognize a potential stroke, and if they did not, you could be entitled to damages in a medical malpractice lawsuit. If your case has merit, you could receive compensation for medical bills, loss of the ability to enjoy life, pain and suffering, and loss of income.
Let our Greenville stroke medical malpractice attorneys at Parham Smith & Archenhold LLC handle your case so you can get better. We take care of the legal side so you can focus on your recovery. Just contact us online or at (864) 504-6868 for a complimentary consultation about your stroke case.